New Model Predicts Fish Population Response to Dams

Researchers have developed a model to assess how dams affect the viability of sea-run fish species that need to pass dams as they use both fresh and marine waters during their lifetimes. NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) and Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office (GARFO) have partnered on this project to test how varying passage efficiency at dams related to survival rates for these species. Read More...

Manager talks about extending protective netting at Regions Field

The Birmingham Barons say they will be extending their protective netting to the edge of each dugout in an effort to increase fan safety.

The steps are being taken after the Minor League Baseball leadership reviewed safety suggestions from Major League Baseball.

"Major League Baseball, just due to a variety of unique events over the last few years, they're certainly more aware of more protective netting around the home plate area, around the dug out area," Nelson said. Read more...

Fan Saves Boy From Getting Struck by Flying Bat

A boy at a baseball game was nearly struck in the face by a bat Saturday after it slipped from a player's grip and went whizzing through the air.

Luckily, the young spectator was shielded from the blow by a nearby fan who reached out and deflected the flying bat. Read more...

Major League Baseball Issues New Safety Netting Recommendations

NASHVILLE — Major League Baseball has issued recommendations to all 30 Major League Clubs with respect to fan safety at games. Specifically, recommendations related to expanding the number of seats covered by protective netting and expanding the ways in which clubs warn fans about the dangers of sitting near the field. Read more...

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